Lake Area Technical College Named South Dakota ACT Exemplar
WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical College has been selected the South Dakota ACT Career Preparedness Exemplar by the South Dakota ACT Council. Lake Area Technical College received the award for its demonstrated commitment to community partnerships and its success in career preparation and placement for its graduates. The award process is part of ACT’s fourth annual College and Career Readiness Campaign, its largest yet with 40 partner states.
ACT’s criteria for award consideration includes:
- Student success indicators, including retention, graduation, and four-year college transfer rates (especially for underserved student populations)
- Strength of relationships with local employers and high schools
- Accessibility of career readiness assessments and career preparation programs
- Support structure in place for students, especially those from underserved populations
Lake Area Technical College will now be considered for National Semifinalist status by an ACT Selection Committee, which will narrow the field to four National Semifinalists. A National Selection Committee, composed of national education and workforce leaders, will choose from the Semifinalists the four National Exemplars, one per category. These National Exemplars, along with all state exemplars and semifinalists, will be honored in Washington, D.C. at the National Gala on College and Career Readiness on June 22, 2016.
To learn more about the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign and view highlights from prior Campaigns, visit: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/policy-and-advocacy/college-and-career-readiness-campaign.htmlreadinesscampaign/.